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- Stevenson, Allan H. (Allan Henry), 1903-1970
- Princeton University. Library. Special Collections
- Allan H. Stevenson Papers
- Manuscripts Division
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- 8 boxes and 3.2 linear feet
- Storage Note:
- Firestone Library (mss): Box 1-8
Consists of papers of Allan H. Stevenson relating to watermarks, papermaking, and block-books of the 15th and 16th centuries.
Collection Description & Creator Information
The collection consists of papers of Stevenson relating to watermarks, papermaking, and block-books of the 15th and 16th centuries. Included are research notes, articles, illustrations and slides of watermarks, a microfilm of the Zurich copy of the Missale Speciale, material on watermarks in Netherlandish block-books and on watermarks in Norman paper used in English books, and his lectures on "The Unicorns [watermarks] of Normandy." Also present are grant proposals, a small amount of correspondence with Rachel Hunt, Thomas Pears, and others, and printed matter.
- Collection Creator Biography:
Allan H. Stevenson, a graduate of Rice University, was a bibliographer and paper specialist, recognized for his expertise in identifying watermarks and papermaking techniques and using this information to date books.
Gift of Mrs. Allan Stevenson.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
No appraisal information is available.
- Processing Information:
Folder inventory prepared by Alicia Corona '2013 in 2011.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. No further photoduplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to RBSC Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.
- Credit this material:
Allan H. Stevenson Papers; Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Firestone LibraryOne Washington RoadPrinceton, NJ 08544, USA(609) 258-3184
- Subject Terms:
- Block-books, Dutch.
Books -- History -- 1450-1600.
Papermaking -- France -- Normandy -- 15th century.
Papermaking -- France -- Normandy -- 16th century.
Papermaking -- Netherlands -- 15th century.
Papermaking -- Netherlands -- 16th century.
Printing -- History.
Watermarks -- France -- Normandy -- 15th century.
Watermarks -- France -- Normandy -- 16th century.
Watermarks -- Netherlands -- 15th century.
Watermarks -- Netherlands -- 16th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Bibliographers -- United States -- 20th century.
Correspondence -- 20th century.
Lectures -- 20th century.
Notes -- 20th century.